celebrations…

Hiya! Hope you all had a nice weekend…mine was productive and relaxing, and included a little local exploring (sorry, no pictures)! I have no interest in football, so no…no Super Bowl for me!

Anyway, a few weeks ago I celebrated my birthday. Another birthday…which of course triggers thoughts of where I am and where I’ve been, along with thoughts of who I am and who I’ve been. You see, I’ve been mid-life crisising long before anyone my age should be…and birthdays definitely don’t help in the matter! But this year I just tried to embrace it all with laughter and a smile. I realize I have had some good times, and I have gone through some tough times. It’s what makes me me. Time will not slow down, and obviously there is no going back. So all I can do is appreciate the blessings that are right in front of me — no matter how small!

So in honor of birthdays and “embracing it all with laughter”…here are a few pictures of past celebrations – some will make you laugh!

3amigos

OK…technically this could be the 4th of July…but it was just too cute! My parents still have that ugly chair!

birthday-robe

My mom made this little robe…loved it!

carls-jr

It feels just like yesterday when I put on my fanciest dress and celebrated my birthday at Carl’s Jr. I even brought my own bun!

3rd-grade-birthday

candles

I think this was around 3rd grade…Snoopy/ballerina themed part-ay!

yahtzee

Jackpot!

Egypt

OK…so many things going on in this picture. What am I wearing? What is with the backwards hat? And why am i pointing in the obvious wrong direction? This was when I was living in Israel and my parents came to visit – we celebrated my 24th birthday in Egypt.

birthday-home

I think this was soon after I got back from the Peace Corps…my niece and nephew are so little!

Japanese-Restaurant

Laughing so hard as I was getting my samurai on…

shopping

Same birthday…being silly at the mall as everyone kept saying “try this on”...

Joshua-Tree

Joshua Tree…so much fun climbing the rocks and playing monkey!

Lake-Arrowhead

birthday-dinner-arrowhead

This was 7 years ago in snowy Lake Arrowhead – such a treat!

dtla

This was 4 years ago – rooftop party at work…I still own every item of clothing, but I never wear the shirt because I don’t like to iron!

bday2015

dtla-lunch

And the last 2 photos are from this year. Older? Yes! Wiser? I hope so! Going down memory lane is always bittersweet…but I am excited for all of God’s present and future plans! Hope you have a great week…I’ll be sharing an easy recipe next time!

 

 

lilly.ai

 

 

 

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